Water Well Freezing Temperatures – remember to wrap your exposed pipes.
To prevent freezing you will need to insulate your pipes. You can do this by either wrapping your pipes with a good quality insulating material or heat tape. Another option is to keep the temperature of your pump house above 38°F. You can also add a heat lamp for additional warmth but be careful you don’t start a fire.
All insulating materials can be picked up at your local hardware store and is very affordable. Old blankets will also work to prevent pipes from freezing. If the temperature only drops a little bit, you might get away with some heavy duty foam insulation on the pipes.By taking the time to prevent your pipes from freezing, it will save you the headache and expense later on.
Another preventative measure is to also check to make sure that your pipes aren’t leaking. This will prevent mildew build-up and additional freezing risk.
If your pipes freeze, you can always use a hair dryer to thaw them out.
Inspect your well house before winter arrives and use preventative steps to ensure your pipes won’t freeze. Don’t forget that temperatures can drop to freezing, even in Texas.
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